[cable] Most subscribers just want to stream content, Nigel Wright of Spirent has argued.
The average mobile broadband subscriber does not care about their inability to access Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, a telecoms expert has said.
In an interview with PC Pro, vice president of wireless product marketing at Spirent Nigel Wright argued the length of time taken for UK carriers to roll out the technology will have little effect on consumers who do not understand its benefits.
"From an end user perspective, they do not need to go to LTE today. An end user couldn't care less," he remarked.
Although Mr Wright acknowledged the most "tech-savvy" want access to the service as soon as possible, the majority "just want to be able to stream their content".
This is something that can already be achieved with current networks, he added.
His comments come after Tim Sefton, new business development director at O2, warned it is likely to be some time until 4G becomes widely available in the UK.
Speaking to TechRadar, he said this service is "years" away.
LTE not an issue for most mobile broadband users, says expert